As 2017 comes to a close…

Thank you to all of you who have made a gift to Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo this year!  Your generous support is giving kids in our community the power of hope and the belief that they can succeed in school, graduate, and be prepared for life.

If you are planning a year-end gift to CIS, thank you!  We also want to make sure you know about some important dates to help ensure your gift can be credited to 2017.  Below are some general guidelines.  As always, you should check with your attorney or tax advisor for the most current and accurate information.

  • Checks should be dated and postmarked by December 31, 2017.  (Reminder:  December 31 is a Sunday this year.)
  • Credit card donations should be made online by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2017.
  • If you wish to drop off your gift, please note that the CIS office will be closed from Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1, 2018.  We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2.

If your employer matches your donations, please be sure to send us any matching gift form to be completed.  You can check our website to see if your employer may offer this benefit.

If you have any questions or need help making your gift, please call (269) 337-1601, ext 205 for more information.

From all of us at CIS, we want to wish you and your family happy holidays. Thank you for investing in kids! 

2016-17 Gifts of Kindness Recognition

Thank you to the many individuals, groups, businesses, and other organizations who provided in-kind support to CIS and the students we served last school year, including donations of items to the CIS Kids’ Closet! These are in addition to those who made financial gifts, which can be found in our 2016-17 Annual Report.

Jennifer Alday
Karen Alston
Valerie Bader
Jeme Baker
Joan Baker
Ken Beadling
Tom Beech
Beth Brandon
Marilyn Breu
Yolanda Browning
Anna Castenada
Andy Clark
Keri Conant
Coco Cook
Jennifer Cook
James Corzine
Cathelia Cowles
Pam Dalitz
Mark Denenfeld
Steve and Marlene Denenfeld
Gina Dodge
Daphney L. Dotson
Emily Duguay
Micole Dyson
Carol Eaton
LaToya Elliott
Tim Fallon
John Farrell
Tonjia Hodgson
Sarah Hill
Carol Hustoles
Jennifer Jeudevine
Kendra Kasinger
Emily Kobza
Kevin Koch
Marcia Kolinske
Rebecca Kuesters
Lesley Lankerd
Kelly Leversee
Kate Littel
Andrea Lobel
Colleen Loc
Maureen Loughlin-Cartmill and Bill Cartmill
Sandie Lundquist
Savahna Mason
Erin Maxwell
Jenee McDaniel
Ward F. McDonough
Atiba McKissack
Mary Mero
Suzanne Middleton
Katherine Mills
Diana Morton-Thompson
Denise Nelsen
Vicki Nelson
Catherine Niessink
Jack Novotny
Jason Novotny
Jamie Ottusch
Erin E. Peruchietti
Nicole Pingel
Bev Pollard
Beth Polso
Gina Provinzino
Jennifer A. Rice
Frank Rocco
Pat Rothi
Dominic Schmidt-Brown
Sue Scott and Larry Fuerst
Dara Seamans
Kerry Seaver-Block
Martha Smith
Meredith Spicer
Sally J. Stevens
Camila Stewart
Stephanie Supp
Jennifer Swan
Harold Swift
Bonnie Terrentine
Melita Terrentine
Amy Terzino
Jen Theisen
Logan and J.B. Thomas
Noelle A. Todd
Jessica Waller
Elaine Willis
Lori Wingate
Tylina Zimmerman
Berkshire Hathaway
Borgess Professional Nurse Council
Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo
Bronco Express
Centerpoint Church
Coca Cola Bottling Co
Community of Christ Church
Costco
Edwards Garment
Fetzer Institute
First Day Shoe Fund
First United Methodist Church
Flynn, Thiel, Boutell, & Tanis, P.C.
Gale’s True Value Hardware
Global Clinical Connections
Heritage Christian Reformed Church
Hiemstra Optical
Honoré Salon
Junior League of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County Association of Retired School Personnel
Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo Public Library
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kalamazoo Rotaract Club
Kalamazoo Strength and Conditioning
Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
Kushner & Company
Miller Johnson
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Northwest United Methodist Church
Oshtemo Area Churches
Old National Bank
Parkview Hills Community
Petals & Postings
Radiant Church
Helping Hands, Helping People – Senior Services
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
SoccerZone
St. Catherine of Siena Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Stryker Instruments- CXC
Stuart Neighborhood Association
Sydney
The River Church
TowerPinkster
TRiO Future Educator Success Program
Two Men & a Truck
Westwood United Methodist Church
WMU Lee Honor’s College
Zion Lutheran

This list recognizes those who gave between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. We make every effort to recognize our donors accurately. If we have omitted you or made a mistake in listing you, we need to know! Please accept our apologies for any oversights and contact us via phone at 269.337.1601 or email Emily Kobza at ekobza@ciskalamazoo.org with the corrected information for future publications.

2015-16 Gifts of Kindness Recognition

Thank you to the many individuals, groups, businesses, and other organizations who have provided in-kind support to CIS and the students we serve, including donations of items to the CIS Kids’ Closet! These are in addition to those who made financial gifts, which can be found in our annual report

Jennifer Alday

Karen Alston

Alta Resources

Jerrard Applewhite

Jememah A. Baker

David and Caroline Bartels

BASIC

Mary Baxter

Marielle Bellow

Scott and Wendy Bellow

Missy and John Best

Sandy Binkley

Gerald and Lou Bogner

Jay Bonsignore

Borgess Professional Nurse Council

Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo

Marilyn Breu

Erin Buckley

Ms. Nicole Butz

Megan Buwalda

Katie Call

Sandy Callen

Shawna Camburn

Donna Carroll and Fred McTaggart

Central City Parking

Shannon Chandler

Lynn Chio

Greg and Linda Clarkin

Bethany Conley

Warren and Eugenié Cook

James Corzine

CSM Group

Todd and Ruth DeNooyer

Craig and Sarah DeNooyer

Rachel and Jeff DeNooyer

Ryan and Katie DeNooyer

Carol Eaton

Claire and Steve Echtinaw

Ecojot

Linda Farrell

Fifth Third Bank- Westwood Branch

First Congregational Church

First Presbyterian Church

First United Methodist Church

Flynn, Thiel, Boutell, & Tanis, P.C.

Ms. Edna Fry

Shannon Fuller

Shirley Gashaw

Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run

Cynda and Jim Greenman

Sara Hensley

Hiemstra Optical Co

Honoré Salon

Nancy Husted

Carol Hustoles

David W. Jackson

Martha James

Junior League of Kalamazoo, Inc.

Kalamazoo College – Admissions Office

Kalamazoo County Association of Retired School Personnel

Kalamazoo Jeter’s Leaders Program

Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Rotaract Club

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity

Kalamazoo Wings

Kalsec, Inc.

Jeff and Wendy King

Sarah Kolber

Kushner & Company

Nancy L. Laugeman

Little Sprout Children’s Boutique

Erin Maxwell

Tony and Theresa McDonnell

Jeff and Jenni McGregor

Meijer – Westnedge Ave.

Suzanne Middleton

Kristen Miller

Diana Morton-Thompson

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Marie Mustert and Lee Overbeck

Catherine Niessink

Samantha Norg

Northeastern Baptist Church

Jason and Keely Novotny

Robin Novotny

NPHC

Old National Bank

Harriet Oliver

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy

Oshtemo Area Churches (OAC)

Donna Oudersluys

Ed and Jan Overbeck

Patty Pitts

Bev Pollard

Ms. Beth Polso

Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

Ellen Portis

Raymond James

Jennifer A. Rice

Pat Rothi

Bob and Jerri Sabo

Lynn and Charlene Scholl

Mr. Barry Schroeder

Senior Services – Helping Hands

Jody L. Sikkema

Judy Sims

Martha Smith

Mary Smolka

SoccerZone

Hannah Solamonson

Paula Solomon

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Perry Stegall

Sally Stevens

Stuart Neighborhood Association

Jennifer M. Swan

Dr. Harold Swift

The Connable Office

Joshua and Logan Thomas

Noelle A. Todd

TowerPinkster

Les Tung

Dana Underwood

Rebecca Vanderbeek

Jean Walker

Westwood United Methodist Church

Elaine Willis

Zion Lutheran

Zoetis

This list recognizes those who gave between July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. We make every effort to recognize our donors accurately. If we have omitted you or made a mistake in listing you, we need to know! Please accept our apologies for any oversights and contact us via phone at 269.337.1601 or email Emily Kobza at ekobza@ciskalamazoo.org with the corrected information for future publications.